New 2015 MINI 5-door hatchback revealed, priced from £15,900

After numerous spy shots we are bringing you official details for the MINI 5-door hatch.

Essentially a stretched version of the regular model with two extra doors, the 5-door model is more practical with a 72mm longer wheelbase, which stands now at 2567mm.

Overall length compared to the 3-door model is increased by 161mm at 4005mm and the height is up by 11mm now at 1425mm.

Rear legroom and foot space has increased by 72mm while headroom has increased by 15mm. In addition the trunk capacity is up by 67 litres, now standing at 278 litres.

The rear doors are quite short, but good enough for kids and this new Mini obviously is not for longer road trips with big adults sitting at the rear. For that wait for the next Clubman.

When the 60:40 split rear backrest is down the total cargo volume is up to 941 litres.

From launch four engines will be offered, carrying over from the standard 3-door hatch:
3-cylinder 134bhp 1.5-litre TwinPower Turbo petrol with 220 Nm (230 Nm with power boost)
3-cylinder 114bhp 1.5-litre TwinPower Turbo diesel with 270 Nm in the Cooper D
4-cylinder 168bhp 2.0-litre TwinPower turbo diesel with 360 Nm in the Cooper SD
4-cylinder 189bhp 2.0-litre TwinPower Turbo petrol with 280 Nm (300 Nm with power boost) in Cooper S

Depending on the engine, a 6-speed manual gearbox, a 6-speed Steptronic transmission or a Steptronic sports unit is offered.

Sales are scheduled to start in October with prices starting from £15,900 for the base Cooper. The Cooper D is priced from £17,050, the Cooper S from £19,255 and the Cooper SD from £20,050.


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